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  • Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

    11/23/2015 7:18:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 11/23/15 | todd richmond
    A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel's 2-1 decision doesn't put the question to rest. Nearly a dozen states have imposed similar requirements on abortion providers, and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a challenge to Texas' law in a case that could settle the issue nationally. The Wisconsin case centers on a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services. The groups argue that the 2013 law amounts to an unconstitutional...
  • GOP Consultant Class Heroes Publicly Panhandling in Desperate Bid to Derail Donald Trump

    11/21/2015 6:01:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15 | Dan Riehl
    In its incredibly limited wisdom, the D.C.-based Republican Party establishment is declaring war on current GOP voter favorite Donald Trump, and it seems they've enlisted the help of at least a couple of Keystone Cops -- consultants Liz Mair and Rick Wilson -- in an effort to destroy their own front runner. In the Republican primary race, the newest NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll shows Donald Trump has the frontrunner spot to himself, with 28% support among Republican and independent voters who lean Republican. In fact, so arrogant is the establishment, they want to encourage their own voters to stay home....
  • Anti-Trump Group Wants To Dissuade Supporters ‘From Voting Altogether’

    11/20/2015 9:08:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/15 | Scott Greer
    A new political group created by a prominent Republican consultant to take down the candidacy of Donald Trump has a unique strategy: convince the flamboyant billionaire’s many supporters to not vote.According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Trump Card LLC has issued a memo to potential donors that its intended goal is to not change the opinion of Trump’s supporters in favor of another candidate, but to keep them “from voting altogether.”The group, founded by GOP operative and sometime columnist Liz Mair, promises to achieve this lofty goal through a “guerrilla campaign” that attacks the current Republican frontrunner for...
  • GOP Operative Plans ‘Guerrilla Campaign’ Against Donald Trump

    11/20/2015 12:46:06 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 125 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Beth Reinhard and Janet Hook
    A well-connected GOP operative alarmed by the enduring strength of Republican Donald Trump's presidential bid is planning a "guerrilla campaign" backed by secret donors to knock him out of the race. Liz Mair, former online communications director of the Republican National Committee, recently created Trump Card LLC to "defeat and destroy" the celebrity businessman's candidacy, according to a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal. "In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race," the Trump Card memo says. "The stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is...
  • A former Scott Walker aide fired off a scorching tweetstorm about why Walker dropped out

    09/21/2015 4:25:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 125 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 21, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    A former top aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) fired off a series of tweets Monday afternoon explaining why the governor dropped out of the race. Less than an hour after news broke that Walker would suspend his campaign, Liz Mair a former Walker adviser who was forced to resign earlier this year after criticizing various aspects of Iowa politics tweeted out more two dozen tweets explaining the governor's demise. Mair blamed the governor's sagging poll numbers less on the anti-establishment political climate and more on a number of strategic miscalculations.
  • Walker aide fires off epic 40-tweet tweetstorm after resigning following just one day on the job

    03/18/2015 11:26:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 18, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    An aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) likely presidential campaign resigned late Tuesday night just a day after her hire was announced. Liz Mair, who was a digital strategist for Walker, came under a storm of criticism for her advocacy for some relatively liberal policy positions and colorful tweets that critics claimed were insulting to Iowans. "In other news, I see Iowa is once again embarrassing itself, and the GOP, this morning. Thanks, guys," Mair wrote about a January event hosted by conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), according to the Associated Press. "The sooner we remove Iowa's front-running status,...
  • No Glory in the Hawkeye State

    03/18/2015 10:06:44 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/18/15 | Jonah Goldberg
    I am no fan of the Iowa caucuses. I like Iowa. Ive been there many times. But the caucuses have turned into something like a permanent subsidy for the political class of Iowa. What is supposed to be a democratic test of candidates in real America often morphs into a playground for savvy political consultants whove mastered a single skill: helping out-of-state politicians navigate their way around Iowas political landscape. As a result, the vast and bipartisan network of politicians, consultants, and activists unite to guard their food bowl. And thats fine, or at least understandable. But they act as...

    03/17/2015 6:56:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made another massive misstep on Monday, hiring Liz Mair of Mair Strategies to handle communications and social media for his campaign-in-waiting. Mairs support for amnesty for illegal aliens, wide-open-borders immigration policies, and public advocacy for the Senate Gang of Eight amnesty bill is sure to dog Walker in Iowa, South Carolina, and other early presidential states. During the Senate Gang of Eight bill fight, Mair very publicly and very aggressively promoted the amnesty billpushing it to media and making the case for the need for it over and over again. She claims her advocacy was done...
  • 'Conservative' joins homosexual lobby

    02/15/2011 5:19:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 14, 2011 | WorldNetDaily
    The former executive director for the American Conservative Union has agreed to serve on the advisory council for GOProud, a homosexual lobby that has approved of same-sex "marriage" and the repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that allowed homosexuals to serve in the military if they didn't make an issue of their lifestyle choice even though the law banned that. According to an announcement today from GOProud, Chuck Muth, the former executive director of the ACU, is joining the GOProud leadership team. Christopher Barron, chairman of GOProud's board, said in a prepared statement the organization was honored to...
  • UW-L discusses 'fear and angst' over Confederate flag (Oh, the Horror!)

    11/19/2015 6:52:18 PM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 12 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 11/19/2015 | JOURDAN VIAN
    A Confederate flag on University of Wisconsin-La Crosse grounds has stirred up debate between advocates of free speech and proponents of inclusivity after a campus official apologized for the “fear and angst” caused by the banner. The controversy arose after Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Paula Knudson received complaints, both in the form of phone calls and official “hate and bias” reports, about the flag’s presence on the grille cover of a semi-tractor parked on the student center construction site. “It was numerous. Calls started coming, people started coming in, and other offices started calling in,” Knudson said Wednesday. The...
  • BIG LIST: All these terror attacks in U.S. covered up by feds [Psalms 2]

    11/19/2015 1:42:38 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/17/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    As France grapples with the implications of allowing hundreds, possibly thousands of ISIS radicals into its country as immigrants and "refugees" in the wake of last week's massive terror attack on Paris, the Obama administration has continued to cover up the Islamic threads that run through two recent terror attacks on U.S. soil while doubling down on the importation of more Muslim refugees. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has called a hearing for Thursday morning to examine the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on national security. At the same time Speaker Paul Ryan is...
  • Laura Ingraham Hammers Paul Ryan On His Support For Islamic Migration

    11/19/2015 1:34:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/19/15 | Dan Riehl
    Radio-host Laura Ingraham is blasting newly installed House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) “for buying into Barack Obama’s argument to reject sensible curbs to Muslim immigration.”Ryan is “using the language of a President who despises middle America and thinks the U.S. is a rotten, horrible, dark, country,” she said.“(T)he tactics Ryan is employing here – declaring falsely that his legislation will implement a so-called ‘pause’ to the refugee resettlement program – is a fig-leaf and is no different than the rhetoric he used during the 2013 Gang of Eight immigration expansion push,” she said. Ingraham was focused on Ryan’s effort to...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Huckabee to Speaker Ryan: ‘Stop the Flow of Terrorists to America’ or else ‘Step Down’

    11/16/2015 12:50:32 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 16, 2015 | lex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is calling on Congress to stop President Obama’s plan to bring more Syrian refugees to the U.S. in light of the recent terrorist attack in Paris by a member of ISIS who had embedded in the refugee program. “Speaker Ryan needs to step down today and let someone else lead if he will not act to stop the flow of terrorists to America,” Huckabee stated in a press release, in which he criticized President Obama’s recent comments following the massacre in Paris. President Obama’s wimpish and amateurish response to Islamic jihadists this...
  • Get Ready for Scott Walker and the Ruthless Politics of Walkerism

    07/29/2015 5:01:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Nation ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Nichols
    Scott Kevin Walker, fresh from a free-spending yet folksy campaign in which he carried his lunch in a brown paper bag and promised to create 250,000 jobs, delivered his first inaugural address as governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011. I stand before you not as the governor of one party or another, or the governor of one part of the state or another, he declared. Today, I stand before you as the governor for all of the people in the state of Wisconsin. Days later, Walker traveled from Madison, the state capital, to Beloit, a working-class town battered by...
  • Milwaukee citizens petition Walker to remove DA John Chisholm from office (WI)

    11/12/2015 3:52:38 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 11-12-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Chisholm is guilty of malfeasance, neglect of duty and official misconduct, a group of county taxpayers on Thursday filed a petition asking Gov. Scott Walker to begin the process of removing the DA from office. Interestingly, the citizens are urging the Republican governor to employ a rarely used statute to dispose of the same Democratic district attorney who launched at least two secret and politically driven John Doe investigations into Walker. “Our law in Wisconsin allows you to remove John Chisholm for cause. Cause includes malfeasance in office, neglect of duty or official misconduct. We have provided a dozen charges...
  • Is Wisconsin doing enough about CWD?

    11/11/2015 1:55:06 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-11-15 | Paul A. Smith
    As we remain passive, Michigan gets aggressive with deer disease When chronic wasting disease was discovered in Wisconsin's wild white-tailed deer herd in 2002, state wildlife officials expressed a goal of eradicating the disease. After several years of effort, including the use of sharpshooters and extended hunting seasons to reduce deer numbers in the affected area, the Department of Natural Resources backed off on its plans and abandoned the aggressive measures. The 2012 Deer Trustees Report helped drive a final stake in the ambitions of any state wildlife managers who hoped to control the disease. The report advised a "more...
  • VIDEO: Milwaukee police fold American flag burned by protesters

    11/11/2015 6:14:21 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Milwaukee police officers are respectful of the American flag because of the liberty it represents. Black Lives Matter protesters just want the freedom, and could care less about the flag — or the country that affords it.
  • When lawmakers failed Wisconsin’s veterans

    11/11/2015 6:50:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 11-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — As the nation celebrates its veterans and pays tribute to their sacrifices, it’s important to remember the promise made to America’s protectors has too often been broken. The headlines over the past few years in particular have screamed of neglect, ill-treatment and other abuses of too many veterans. That broken faith was no more apparent than in Wisconsin, at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. While federal lawmakers have conducted a series of investigations into widespread over-prescription of opiates that led to the death of a 35-year-old Marine veteran at the facility and have pledged changes to...
  • Abrahamson dropping Supreme Court chief justice lawsuit

    11/09/2015 1:50:49 PM PST · by gorush · 15 replies
    AP, Channel 3000 ^ | 11/9/15 | No byline
    MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson says she is dropping her appeal of a federal court ruling upholding her replacement as chief justice. Abrahamson said Monday even if she had won, it could take years and be a "hollow victory" as it could be close to the end of her term.
  • Paul Ryan: New House Speaker, Same Old GOP Favors for Wall Street

    11/08/2015 8:53:30 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 06 November 2015 | David Dayen
    It seems bizarre that financial policy would get decided in a bill to repair roads and bridges and mass transit, but that’s the whole point of the Christmas tree strategy: If a bill is deemed “must pass,” then adding ornaments to it comprises a good strategy for getting things into law that otherwise might not receive a vote. Ryan touted this process as a positive example of new leadership. In recent years, House bills written in secret sped to the floor without the ability for alterations. But on the highway bill, over 80 amendments got a vote on the House...
  • Lame and Lamer: Hillary Lines Up Feminist Senators with Cue Cards

    11/07/2015 6:35:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 7, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    In a feministic attempt to be hip, the Hillary Clinton campaign decided to do something “fun” and ask Democratic senators – all female of course – to hold up signs with their answers to questions about the Democratic presidential candidate front-runner.  It’s sort of like, remember how Michelle Obama held a sign with the #bringbackourgirls in an effort to “fight back” at the terrorist group Boko Haram that kidnapped hundreds of girls from a Nigerian school? As if that would make any difference at all.  This entire exercise is sort of like that, only much lamer. Besides, what better way...
  • Marco Rubio Asked Scott Walker to Endorse Him

    11/07/2015 12:20:26 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/06/2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Marco Rubio, looking to capitalize on a wave of momentum, is pushing to win the support of a former rival: Scott Walker. After last weeks debate in Boulder, Colorado, Rubio tried to initiate a phone call with the Wisconsin governor, who dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination in September. A source close to Walker, who requested anonymity to discuss the outreach, said the two connected by phone late last week. That conversation, which lasted 15 to 20 minutes, began with friendly banter. The Florida senator asked Walker what hed been up to since he departed the primary....
  • Dem Gun Ban Would Require Confiscation, Ban Most Pistols

    11/07/2015 10:08:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | November 6, 2015 | Brian Sikma
    A Democratic-proposed gun ban would prohibit some of the most highly-rated hunting rifles and shotguns, ban most pistols, and require Wisconsin residents who owned so-called “semiautomatic assault weapons” to turn their guns in to the government. State Rep. Lisa Subeck and three other Democratic state lawmakers are proposing a sweeping ban on rifles, shotguns and pistols they deem dangerous because they are “designed to kill large numbers of people quickly.” Legislative attorneys – known as Legislative Counsel – confirmed to state Rep. Dave Craig (R) that the loosely written ban does not contain a grandfather clause, meaning owners of prohibited...
  • US Responsible For Russian Airbus A321 Crash: American Researcher

    11/06/2015 4:26:18 AM PST · by Fennie · 48 replies
    Press TV ^ | November 3, 2015
    An American researcher says it is highly likely that the United States is responsible for the crash of a Russian passenger plane over Egypt this week. On Saturday, the Airbus A321-200 broke up in midair and crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing 224 people on board. An investigation is underway to find out how the disaster happened; however, the airline has said that technical faults or human errors could not have caused the tragic crash. "New information from sources with contacts in the CIA are reporting that the US recently sold ships to Egypt in return for a drone base...
  • Representative Lisa Subeck Circulates Bill Banning Semiautomatic Weapons

    11/05/2015 8:37:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Office of Rep. Lisa Subeck ^ | November 4, 2015
    MADISON –Today, Representative Subeck (D-Madison), along with Representatives Terese Berceau, Melissa Sargent and Chris Taylor, circulated an Assembly bill that would ban the transportation, purchase, possession, or transfer of semiautomatic assault weapons in Wisconsin. “Our nation has watched as community after community has had to confront the tragedies that occur when weapons designed to kill large numbers of people quickly get into the hands of a dangerous person,” said Representative Lisa Subeck. “No Wisconsin community should ever have to face such a tragedy at the hands of someone armed with a semiautomatic assault weapon.” Semiautomatic assault weapons are a class...
  • Paul Ryan doubtful about defunding Planned Parenthood

    11/01/2015 12:41:08 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | November 1, 2015 | Eugene Scott
    Bash asked, "Will you defund Planned Parenthood?" "This is what I mean when I say being an effective opposition party. I think being an effective opposition party means being honest with people upfront about what it is we can and cannot achieve," he said. "But we also have to push issues where we can push issues, we have to speak truth to power," he added. "We have a president that isn't willing to listen, that isn't going to sign lots of our bills into law, we have a Senate that has a very difficult process when it comes to actually...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Black Lives Matter will join forces with Islamic State

    10/28/2015 12:12:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    An outspoken black sheriff has made the harrowing claim that Black Lives Matter activists will eventually join forces with the Islamic State terror group to bring down the United States. Before long, Black Lies [sic] Matter will join forces with ISIS to [bring] down our legal constituted republic. You heard it first here, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke tweeted to his 96,400 followers on Tuesday. I have been right on every call I have made about these subversives. I will be right again, he added.
  • House Freedom Caucus will oppose the budget deal

    10/28/2015 10:07:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We found out earlier this morning that Paul Ryan has changed his mind and will reluctantly support the upcoming budget deal even though “the process stinks.” Rand Paul wants nothing to do with it and wants to filibuster it in the Senate. But will it even get that far? We found out from the House Freedom Caucus earlier today that they will be opposing the scheme for a variety of reasons. Washington, DC – The House Freedom Caucus issued the following statement related to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, H.R. 1314:“The latest budget deal continues the sad pattern...
  • Paul Ryans Gun Control Support Throws Another Obstacle On Path To Speakership

    10/28/2015 2:00:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/27/15 | AWR Hawkins
    Representative Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% (R-WI) 2014 gun control vote could present another obstacle to this path to the Speakership of the House. It is certainly one more aspect of Ryans past that caused Gun Owners of America to warn that a Ryan Speakership would simply be Boehner on Steroids. Ryans 2014 gun control vote came amid the emotional outpouring that followed Elliot Rodgers May 23, 2014, Santa Barbara attack. Although Rodger passed a background check, registered his guns with the stateas is required in Californiaand only used ammunition magazines of 10 round or less, Ryan voted for Representative...
  • Wisconsin Assembly Passes Knife Law Reform

    10/28/2015 8:35:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a knife law pre-emption and reform bill by voice vote. The bill, AB 124, has a companion bill, SB 102 that is expected to be voted on in the Senate in the next few days. Here is an analysis of AB 124, from wisconsin.gov: This substitute amendment eliminates the prohibition against possessing, purchasing, or selling a switchblade knife. This substitute amendment treats knives in the same manner as current law treats firearms by prohibiting local governments from regulating the sale, purchase, or possession of knives and prohibiting charging a person with disorderly conduct for...
  • WSJ: Wisconsin's political John Doe targeted national conservatives

    10/27/2015 9:52:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-27-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 272 of 270 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin The four Republicans reportedly with cold feet about reforming the rogue Government Accountability Board would do well to read the latest piece from the Wall Street Journal on the expanded abuses of the political John Doe probe. Court-sealed documents, according to the publication, show the GAB, working with the Democrat-led Milwaukee County District Attorneys office, looking into several national conservatives in their star chamber. The John Doe team searched the digital cache for information related to their now-discredited theory of campaign-finance coordination, but they didnt stop there....
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield cuts individual plans from health exchange in parts of Wisconsin

    10/26/2015 7:39:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 19 OCTOBER 2015 | Steve Schuster
    Anthem, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) licensee in Wisconsin, has decided to completely pull out of the health care exchange (individual plans) market place in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties starting January. Anthem is also significantly cutting back on the number of available exchange plans in 34 Wisconsin counties, which include the Fox Valley, according to Scott Larrivee, Public Relations Director at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. Anthem individual members in these [Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine] counties will need to select a new health insurance plan with a different company for 2016, Larrivee said, noting...
  • PBS: House Freedom Caucus Founder Was Key to Paul Ryan, Louis Gutierrez Open Borders Effort

    10/26/2015 10:35:06 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2015 | Julia Hahn
    A new PBS documentary has exposed the motivating factors behind House Freedom Caucus members decision to propel donor-class favorite Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58%into the most powerful position in Congress. As Speaker of the House, Ryan will have unilateral control over many aspects of the congressional agenda, including passage of Obamatrade in the lame duck session and amnesty legislation in 2017. The two-hour long presentation reveals that the House Freedom Caucus founding members have been among the most ardent boosters in Congress of Ryans career and his closest allies in trying to implement Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%s 2013 amnesty plan. It...
  • Lawmakers want answers on GAB director Kevin Kennedys IRS conversations

    10/26/2015 9:22:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-26-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 271 of 269 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin The authors of a bill reforming Wisconsins controversial John Doe law want answers from state Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy about his conversations with the Internal Revenue Service regarding a now-dead, political John Doe probe. State Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and state Rep. Dave Craig, R-Town of Vernon, are particularly interested in an email from former GAB staff counsel Shane Falk to Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney David Robles. In the Feb. 28, 2013, communication, Falk tells Robles: As you may know, things are really heating...
  • Wisconsin jury ignores federal law in gun shop case

    10/25/2015 11:31:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Radio personality and CNN host Michael Smerconish doesn’t limit himself to the broadcast world. He published an article at Philly.com this weekend smiling favorably on a Wisconsin jury who was actually doing something while the rest of the nation simply debated. But what feat of prestidigitation did this group of citizens manage? Did they team up with O.J. and finally find the real killers? Has Bigfoot been located at long last? No… it turns out that they managed to find a gun dealer responsible in a civil trial for the damage caused by a person who illegally purchased a weapon...
  • Wisconsin Bill to Ban Cash

    10/25/2015 1:52:19 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 48 replies
    AAPS ^ | 10/24/15
    AAPS Executive Director Jane Orient, MD points out that: The provision states that uninsured patients, and ONLY uninsured patients may use credit, a credit card, a check, or a draft (but not cash). This implies two things: (1) Insured patients cannot pay for pain treatment that their insurance supposedly covers but denies in their case. (2) Uninsured patients who are hard up and don't have a checking account or credit cannot buy this type of medical care. Why should they not be allowed to use currency that is legal tender (and does not involve paying fees to a bank)? And...
  • UWM says 'politically correct' is no longer politically correct

    10/22/2015 2:23:53 PM PDT · by MeganC · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/22/2015 | Peter Hasson
    The phrase 'politically correct' is now a microaggression according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The universitys 'Just Words' campaign aims to 'raise awareness of microaggressions and their impact.' These microaggressions include the words: 'lame,' 'thug,' 'trash,' and 'third world.' The phrase politically correct is now a microaggression according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The universitys Just Words campaign is the work of UWMs Inclusive Excellence Center and aims to raise awareness of microaggressions and their impactmicroaggressions like politically correct or PC. Merriam-Webster defines politically correct as conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as...
  • Police: Gillett [WI] students put cleaning solution in staff members soda

    10/21/2015 6:26:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 21 OCTOBER 2015 | WBAY.COM
    Gillett police are investigating the alleged poisoning of a staff member at the districts secondary school. Two students told investigators they placed cleaning solution into the staff members soda bottle as a prank. On Oct. 20, an ambulance and officers responded to a call that a staff member at Gillett Secondary School had been possibly poisoned, according to police.

    10/21/2015 3:15:54 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    ...Ryan is making no promises to do anything to advance a conservative agenda. He is demanding a Mafioso-style loyalty oath to his moderate agenda. He has promised nothing, nothing at all to advance the conservative cause. No wonder he has an F conservative rating. Hes demanding conservatives support him. No wonder Obama and Reid and Pelosi like him....
  • Dingy Harry Endorses Guy Who Pushes Grandmas in Wheelchairs Off of Cliffs

    10/21/2015 3:03:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, now, I mentioned to you that Nancy Pelosi had offered to help the Republicans choose their next Speaker, right? And now you're telling me that Harry Reid has endorsed Paul Ryan? Did you see that? Harry Reid's endorsed Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan says (paraphrasing), "I'll do it, but I have to be unanimously elected. I am not traveling on weekends, I stay with my family. And you gotta get rid of that provision that Thomas Jefferson wrote that can recall the Speaker. If you do all that, I might think about doing it." And the Democrats are right...
  • Seriously, Paul Ryan doesn't give US conditions. WE THE AMERICAN VOTERS GIVE HIM THE CONDITIONS!

    10/21/2015 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 40 replies
    Do WE work for these snotty Limo closet democrats or are we going to make them work us?
  • Forced Silence

    10/21/2015 5:20:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | John Stossel
    In a democracy, citizens must be able to criticize their leaders. It's a reason America's founders put free speech in the Bill of Rights. I assumed that right is safe in the United States. So I was shocked to learn what happened in Wisconsin. Before dawn, Deborah Jordahl was awakened by the sound of cops banging on her front door. She rushed downstairs before police used their battering ram to break the door down. The officers then said her household was under criminal investigation. They ordered Deborah and her son Adam to step aside while they took her family's computers,...
  • Paul Ryan: Job of U.S. Lawmaker Is to Put Yourself in Shoes of Foreign Citizens(NO IT IS NOT)

    10/20/2015 5:08:44 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | // | j hahn
    As the donor class continues to push for a Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) Speakership, conservative activists have renewed their scrutiny of Ryans support for a radical Republican policy of open borders. Breitbart News has discovered yet another little-noticed video in which Ryan articulates his commitment to immigration policies that would dissolve Americas sovereignty. The video, uploaded by the Journal Times, shows Ryan at a July 2013 bilingual Hispanic Listening Session in Racine, Wisconsin. At the meeting, Paul Ryan told a predominantly Hispanic audience that the job of a U.S. lawmaker is to put oneself in the shoes of foreign nationals...
  • Ryan to meet with Freedom Caucus

    10/20/2015 1:14:56 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 158 replies
    Politico/Fox ^ | 10/20/2015 | Ryan to meet with Freedom Caucus
    Rep. Paul Ryan will meet with members of the House Freedom Caucus Tuesday afternoon, the surest sign he is seriously considering a bid for House speaker, according to multiple sources familiar with the gathering. The meeting will take place ahead of a full gathering of the House Republican Conference at 7 p.m. Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/the-gavel/2015/10/paul-ryan-meet-freedom-caucus-house-speaker-214975#ixzz3p8nudr4s
  • Moderate Republicans Threat: Paul Ryan for Speakeror We Quit

    10/20/2015 3:06:08 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 121 replies
    The National Journal ^ | October 19, 2015 | Jack Fitzpatrick
    Some Republicans are so desperate for Paul Ryan to step up as the next speaker of the House that theyve started talking about retiring if he doesnt, according to a group that works on behalf of the House GOPs more moderate members. After Ryan, those members have no second choice or even a second tier of potential speakers, said Sarah Chamberlain, chief operating and financial officer for the Republican Main Street Partnership, a group that backs mainstream Republicans and plans to spend millions helping them protect their House seats in 2016. Depending on how this shakes out, you may see...
  • Harry Reid Says Hes On Team Ryan

    10/20/2015 1:44:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/20/2015 | By Niels Lesniewski
    House Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan just got an unwelcomed endorsement for speaker. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters Tuesday that he hopes the Wisconsin Republican is selected by his colleagues to succeed retiring Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio. He appears to me to be one of the people over there that would be reasonable. I mean, look at some of the other people. Im a Paul Ryan fan, Reid said. I dont agree with him on much of what he does. I think what hes done with Medicare and Medicaid, what hes wanted to do...
  • Major Teamsters pension fund to slash recipients' benefits

    10/19/2015 4:10:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 133 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-19-15 | Rick Romell and Joe Taschler
    No wonder Tom Minerath is angry. Sixty-eight years old and retired since 2007, the Town of Merton man is about to have about $20,000 taken away from his annual pension money he earned, money that was promised him, money guaranteed in contracts negotiated by one of the country's strongest labor unions. "I'm going to make it through this, but it's just not right," he said. "It's just not right." Which probably sums up the feelings of more than 270,000 people, including thousands in Wisconsin, who have been told by the financially troubled Central States Pension Fund that their pension...
  • Mo Brooks: John Boehner Will Likely Remain House Speaker Until 2017

    10/19/2015 2:30:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) acknowledged on Breitbart News Sunday that since no candidate has a clear pathway to becoming the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) could remain Speaker through January 2017.
  • GOPe Leadership and Democrats Preparing To Support Paul Ryan and Wage War Against Conservative Base

    10/18/2015 9:08:09 PM PDT · by BAW · 86 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 18, 2015 by sundance | Sundance
    It really is stunning how open the republican leadership in both the House and Senate are with their disdain for the base of their own party. Reports now surfacing that the GOPe has entered negotiations with Nancy Pelosi to support Paul Ryan. According to Roll Call the Democrats are willing to elect Ryan if the GOPe promise to give them comprehensive immigration reform and amnesty legislation. Representative Steve King warns of the political bloodbath which would follow such a deal. As Rep. Paul Ryans history of working for open borders has come under increasing scrutiny, conservative lawmakers have begun to...